Virtual Conference Grant


Grants for continuing education opportunities available for staff members of public libraries, tribal libraries, and literacy programs

Choose among four training opportunities: three virtual conferences and one ALA eLearn webinar package. ODL will pay for your registration with a grant and provide CEUs toward certification. These spring learning opportunities are available on a first come, first served basis and are made possible thanks to funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Follow the steps below to take advantage of this opportunity.

Application deadline is Friday, March 5.


Review the agendas for the conferences and the information on the ALA eLearn webinar package to make your choices. Depending on funding, you may be able to attend up to three events. If you're interested in more than one learning opportunity, be prepared to rank your choices. Also, do not select any opportunity unless you are committed to attending should you receive the grant.

You will be expected to attend the conference(s) and/or complete the webinars and take a post-attendance survey to receive CEUs. Failure to do so will require repayment to ODL.

Computers in Libraries Conference • March 23–25

Texas Distance Learning Association Conference • April 20-23

Texas Library Association Conference • April 22–24

Welcome to the Library–ALA eLearn Professional Learning Bundle:
Teen Spaces, Staff, and Services recorded webinar
Hands-On Learning and the Library recorded webinar
Complete self-paced learning by April 30, 2021


Click Here to Complete a Simple Application Form

You will need to provide your name, email address, phone number and the name of your public/tribal library or literacy program. You'll also be asked to select the CE opportunity you wish to attend. If you wish to attend more than one, you will be able to rank your choices. Fill out the application by March 5.


Watch for an email from ODL informing you if you will receive funding for one or more these continuing education opportunities. We'll also supply access to a contract for your signature. Sign the contract by March 12.

Once you've signed your contract, we will complete your registration and pay the fee. Watch your inbox for information on accessing your conference(s) or learning bundle.


Enjoy your learning opportunity and be prepared to document that you have attended. You will be expected to attend sessions each day of a conference and/or complete your ALA learning bundle. You will need to be able to list the conference sessions you have attended and record the total hours of your attendance. You will need to provide us with five take-aways from your overall participation. For every hour of attendance, you will receive 0.12 CEUs.


Click here to complete a survey after you have completed your learning opportunities.

You will need to provide hours of attendance, list of sessions, and five take-aways from your participation. Then watch your email for your CEU certificate! You must complete a survey for each conference you attend.

Questions? Contact ODL Continuing Education Consultant Wendy Noerdlinger or LSTA Coordinator Judy Tirey.